Scientists have discovered how bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. The study offers insight into developing new approaches for blocking this poisonous substance.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19,056 cases of food poisoning were reported in 2013 in the U.S.. However, many people do not report getting sick from contaminated food because they don't realize they have food poisoning.
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A system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods has been developed. The device uses hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, leading to faster detection.
The household refrigerator is implicated for food poisoning in a number of studies and reports. In many cases when people believe they've contracted the flu, it's actually food poisoning caused by your fridge.
More than 10 million pounds of snack foods and other products linked to a rare and potentially dangerous outbreak of E. coli poisoning are being held back and recalled by Rich Products Corp. of Buffalo, New York.
Canadian scientists have explained why sourdough bread remains fresher and lasts for longer. The reason is because during sourdough production, bacteria convert the linoleic acid in bread flour to a compound that has powerful anti-fungal activity.
Blowfish are not very good swimmers, they are dreary, nearly unsightly, they are covered with spines and contain a toxin about 100 times more poisonous than cyanide; however they are considered a delicacy and a highly coveted meal in Japanese cuisine.
The leaves of the plant that yields carob, a substitute for chocolate, are a rich source of antibacterial substances. These substances can fight the bacterium responsible for the food poisoning disease listeriosis.
Japan's health ministry has removed raw beef liver from its restaurant menus indefinitely, The Telegraph is reporting. Many in Japan are disappointed by the ban as raw beef liver (served with onions and sauce) is a very popular dish.
A new survey report highlights the risks of not washing grocery totes, especially those used to carry meat and vegetables from supermarkets back to the home. A surprisingly large number of Americans do not wash their totes regularly.
You might think that paying premium prices for organic meat means you're getting the best quality money can buy. But there may be a downside to buying antibiotic- and pesticide-free meats: deadly bacteria.
A range of cheeses and other dairy products have been recalled in recent days due to a risk of food poisoning. The dairy products were all produced from a manufacturer based in Quebec, Canada.
Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings, runs the factory that allegedly produced the tainted products (January 8, 2014). A human body is affected by the chemicals after consuming tainted food